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4 essentials you need to protect your home

Presented by SimpliSafe

Presented by SimpliSafe

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If you’ve been thinking about getting a home security system but haven’t installed one yet, now is the perfect time to do it. Thieves come out in full force around the holidays.

And we’re not just talking about porch pirates who steal packages left at your front door. Tap or click here for 5 ways to stop porch pirates from stealing your holiday gifts.

Crooks also use this time of year to break into victim’s homes while they are vacationing in warm-weather destinations. Oh, who are we kidding? Criminals will strike year-round no matter what season we’re in.

That’s why it’s critical to protect your family, home and valuables with a security system you can trust. But what do you need to look for in a home security system?

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Home security is more than a cam

When it comes to protecting your home, it’s not enough to just put up a web-connected surveillance cam and call it good. Sure, a security camera will let you see what’s happening at your home — when you remember to look at it.

But what about those times you’re not available, or sleeping or just tied up at work? You need a home security company that will monitor your home 24/7. You need SimpliSafe.

Even with SimpliSafe’s Standard Plan, you get around-the-clock monitoring for about 50 cents per day. Its professionals will monitor your home for break-ins and more. If anything happens SimpliSafe immediately calls and dispatches the authorities.

When the system is triggered, aside from the local siren sounding, the alert will be transmitted instantly to the company’s live monitoring team. They will then contact the police to investigate and will also give you a call to make you aware.

With the Interactive Plan, in addition to 24/7 live monitoring, you’ll also get a mobile app that lets you arm or disarm from anywhere, receive alerts right to your phone, video alarm verification, smart home integrations and more for only 83 cents a day.

Having a company monitoring your home is just the beginning if you’re serious about protection. There is more to a successful security system than just a camera or two.

The good news is SimpliSafe makes it easy by bundling everything you need in affordable packages.

The Essentials Bundle

SimpliSafe has a few bundles you can choose from like The Nook, The Bedford and The Homestead. But its most popular bundle is The Essentials.

Here are the four essentials you get with it:

  1. Base Station – If someone tries to break in, your Base Station alerts SimpliSafe’s monitoring center, then sounds a loud siren.
  2. Wireless Keypad – It doesn’t need to be plugged in, so you can place it anywhere you like. SimpliSafe recommends placing it by the front door.
  3. Entry Sensor – SimpliSafe uses entry sensors to guard the three most easily accessible entry points: the front door, the back door and a large, low-to-the-ground side window.
  4. Motion Sensor – The motion sensor covers the main hallway. No matter where an intruder enters, the sensor will detect them as they try to pass through.

As you can see, The Essentials bundle offers so much more protection than just a security cam. The Base Station sounds a very loud alarm the moment someone tries to break into your home. This could help scare intruders away before they get inside, or alert your neighbors if you’re away.

If a thief does happen to make it inside, the sensors you put up around the house will detect them immediately. And with SimpliSafe, you don’t have to worry about the alarms being triggered by your pets. Its precision-engineered motion sensors detect the unique heat signature of humans, not animals.

And if you’re worried about installation, don’t be! Anyone can set up SimpliSafe in just a few minutes. No drilling. No tools. Just plug in the Base Station, place your sensors and start protecting your home.

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